St. Paul’s, Holy Cross, U-High, Episcopal top state boys soccer rankings

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St. Paul’s, Holy Cross, U-High, Episcopal top soccer rankings (Ken Trahan)

Three of the top-ranked teams in Louisiana soccer remain on top of their respective divisions while there is a new No. 1 team in Division IV.

Episcopal takes over the top spot in Division IV, jumping from third to first, replacing Newman at the top. The Knights received seven first place votes with Northlake Christian getting the other three as the Wolverines are second. Newman is now third with Pope John Paul II fourth and Catholic of New Iberia fifth. St. Thomas Aquinas is sixth while Country Day is ninth.

In Division I, St. Paul’s is still the team to beat. The Wolves received all 10 first place votes and are now 6-0 after crushing East Ascension 7-0 Monday evening. Dutchtown is second. Jesuit is third with St. Amant fourth and Catholic of Baton Rouge fifth. Brother Martin is No. 7.

Holy Cross (3-0) remains on top in Division II. The Tigers got seven first place votes and will take on Central Lafourche this evening. Beau Chene is second and received two first place votes while St. Thomas More is third and got the other first place vote. East Jefferson is No. 4 with Ben Franklin fifth. Bonnabel is sixth with Lakeshore seventh.

Division III is a bit wide open. U-High (2-0) remains on top with five first place votes after beating Dunham 6- 1 Monday but five teams received first place votes in the division. Vandebilt Catholic is No. 2 and received two first place votes while St. Louis Catholic is third with one first place vote. Loyola Prep is fourth and Lusher Charter is fifth with one first place vote. The other first place vote went to No. 6 St. Michael.

Here are your Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association rankings for Week 2:

DIVISION I
1 St. Paul’s [10] 150 (6-0)
2 Dutchtown 127 (3-1)
3 Jesuit 125 (3-0-2)
4 St. Amant 119 (4-1)
5 Catholic – B.R. 110 (4-1)
6 Lafayette 109 (1-0)
7 Brother Martin 81 (2-1-2)
8 Acadiana 75 (4-0-1)
9 Byrd 54 (1-0-2)
10 Captain Shreve 53 (3-2-1)

Others receiving votes:
Northshore 48 (2-1)
Denham Springs 46 (2-2)
Pineville 33 (3-2-3)
Alexandria 16 (2-3-1)
Baton Rouge 15 (0-1)
Southside 11 (2-0)
Mandeville 6 (2-3)
Slidell 6 (4-0)
East Ascension 5 (3-2-2)
Airline 5 (3-3-2)
Central Lafourche 2 (4-1)
West Jefferson 2 (1-0)
Grace King 1 (4-2)
Hahnville 1 (0-2)

DIVISION II
1 Holy Cross [7] 147 (3-0)
2 Beau Chene [2] 140 (3-1-1)
3 St. Thomas More [1] 131 (2-0-1)
4 East Jefferson 118 (1-0-1)
5 Ben Franklin 107 (1-0-1)
6 Bonnabel 101 (3-1-2)
7 Lakeshore 78 (0-2)
8 Terrebonne 71 (1-1-1)
9 Caddo Magnet 68 (1-3)
10 Neville 61 (0-1-1)

Others receiving votes:
Benton 49 (1-5-1)
Live Oak 46 (0-1-1)
Parkway 29 (4-0-1)
Ouachita Parish 23 (3-1-1)
Woodlawn – B.R. 13 (0-2-1)
Riverdale 9 (1-1)
Tara 5 (1-0-1)
West Ouachita 2 (2-3)
Broadmoor 2 (1-0)

DIVISION III
1 University Lab [5] 140 (2-0)
2 Vandebilt Catholic [2] 128 (2-1-3)
3 St. Louis Catholic [1] 126 (0-1-3)
4 Loyola Prep 123 (2-1-1)
5 Lusher Charter [1] 114 (3-1)
6 St. Michael [1] 99 (9-0-1)
7 E.D. White Catholic 88 (3-3)
7 Parkview Baptist 88 (2-0)
9 Teurlings Catholic 76 (1-1)
10 Sterlington 46 (1-0)

Others receiving votes:
Bossier 41 (6-0)
North Vermillion 32 (2-0)
Archbishop Hannan 28 (1-1-1)
DeRidder 20 (3-0-1)
N.O. Military & Maritime 20 (2-2)
Haynes Academy 11 (0-0)
Leesville 10 (2-1-2)
Buckeye 5 (4-3-1)
David Thibodaux 3 (0-2)
St. Martinville 1 (0-2)
De La Salle 1 (0-3)

DIVISION IV
1 Episcopal [7] 146 (4-1)
2 Northlake Christian [3] 140 (2-0)
3 Newman 133 (1-1)
4 Pope John Paul II 119 (4-1)
5 Catholic – N.I. 98 (0-0)
6 St. Thomas Aquinas 89 (2-1)
7 Episcopal of Acadiana 86 (0-0-2)
8 Holy Savior Menard 85 (1-1)
9 Country Day 58 (1-0)
10 Dunham 56 (2-4)

Others receiving votes:
Christ Episcopal 55 (3-1)
Rapides 40 (4-2-1)
Ascension Christian 39 (1-0)
Glenmora 20 (2-2-2)
Lafayette Christian 14 (2-1)
St. Frederick 8 (0-1)
Houma Christian 5 (0-1)
Covenant Christian 3 (0-2)
Ascension Episcopal 3 (1-1)
Runnels 2 (0-2)
Westminster Christian 1 (0-1)

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